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1. Related by blood; having a common ancestor.
2. Related in origin, as certain words in genetically related languages descended from the same ancestral root; for example, English name and Latin nōmen from Indo-European *nō̆-men-.
3. Related or analogous in nature, character, or function.
1. One related by blood or origin with another, especially a person sharing an ancestor with another.
2. A word related to one in another language.
3. A sequence of university courses taken as an adjunct to a graduate degree program: earned an MA in linguistics with a cognate in computer science.
[Latin cognātus : co-, co- + gnātus, born, past participle of nāscī, to be born; see genə- in Indo-European roots.]
1. akin; related: cognate languages.
2. (Law) related by blood or descended from a common maternal ancestor. Compare agnate
3. (Grammar) cognate object grammar a noun functioning as the object of a verb to which it is etymologically related, as in think a thought or sing a song
something that is cognate with something else
[C17: from Latin cognātus, from co- same + gnātus born, variant of nātus, past participle of nāscī to be born]
1. related by birth; of the same parentage or descent.
2. descended from the same language or form: such cognate languages as French and Spanish.
3. allied or similar in nature or quality.n.
4. a person or thing cognate with another.
5. a cognate word: The English word cold is a cognate of German kalt.
[1635–45; < Latin cognātus=co- co- + -gnātus, past participle of (g)nāscī to be born]
a relation through descent on the female side. Cf. agnate. — cognate, — cognatic, adj.See also: Relationship
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|Noun||1.||cognate - one related by blood or origin; especially on sharing an ancestor with another|
|2.||cognate - a word is cognate with another if both derive from the same word in an ancestral language|
word - a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
|Adj.||1.||cognate - related in nature; "connate qualities"|
|2.||cognate - having the same ancestral language; "cognate languages"|
linguistics - the scientific study of language
|3.||cognate - related by blood |
related - connected by kinship, common origin, or marriage
n. cognado, palabra que proviene del mismo tronco o raíz;
a. cognado-a, de la misma naturaleza o calidad.